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Precast concrete bridges (PDF)
fib Bulletin No. 29
Title: Precast concrete bridges
Category: State-of-art report
Format approx. DIN A4 (210X297 mm)
Prefabrication presents many advantages over traditional construction for bridges. They have resulted from the industrial approach and favourable working environment, protected from adverse weather conditions. For many years, the profession has been familiar with the principles and methods aiming at mastering the quality of the precast products. Each plant has a self-control system, defining the working procedures and modules for internal inspection and control. Among the many advantages, the following are of particular interest to bridge construction:
Precast bridges are not without criticism:
The aim of this State-of-the-Art report is to give a detailed overview of the existing solutions and applications world-wide and recent developments in the domain of precast bridges. They should enable the authorities and designers to form a realistic opinion about the possibilities and advantages of this technique, and get away from some still existing prejudices.
This Bulletin No. 29 was approved as an fib state-of-art report in April 2004 by fib Commission 6, Prefabrication.
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